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Albert Aghazarian

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1950
  • Age: 65
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Born in the Old City of Jerusalem on 18 Aug. 1950; of Armenian descent; educated at the Frères College; received a Diploma in Middle Eastern Studies from Birzeit College and a BA in Political Science from the AUB in 1972; worked as editor of Al-Quds daily newspaper from 1973-76; then worked in a bank in charge of foreign exchange; founding member of the Arab Thought Forum in Jerusalem in 1977 and Board of Trustees member since; continued his studies at Georgetown University, Washington, DC, graduating with an MA in Contemporary Arab Studies in 1979; returned and worked as Professor of History and Cultural Studies at Birzeit University, then became its Director of Public Relations in 1980 (until his resignation in 2003); advocated for the freedom of education under occupation, especially following the closure of Birzeit University during the first Intifada in the late 1980s; was Director of the Palestinian Media Center in the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference; currently works as freelance consultant, writer, translator/interpreter, and lecturer; known also for his historical-cultural tours of Jerusalem.


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